Energy Law

The energy sector is fast-paced and ever changing. Are you up-to-date with the latest changes in energy regulation and policy– and have a sense of what’s on the horizon?

LexisPSL Energy helps you to keep abreast of regulatory changes and updates, to understand the commercial implications of energy law and policy, and stay on top of the latest developments in the industry.

Our digestible practice notes are full of practical hints and tips from practising energy specialists (who understand what you need to know and do, because they’ve been in your position before). With direct links for deeper research, you can dive straight in to the relevant industry codes and guidance or consolidated legislation and browse through journals that may be of interest, providing a one-stop shop for all your needs when practicing in the energy sector.

Energy law isn’t just a matter for ‘energy specialists’, the regulations affect lawyers who work on everything from property transactions to construction projects and carbon trading. Energy law is a sophisticated, rapidly changing sector, which demands a strong knowledge of UK, EU and international law. Our experts give you an up-to-date, authoritative view, backed-up by primary sources; so with less time spent on research, you’ll have more time to spend on profitable work and business development.

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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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This Practice Note introduces take-or-pay clauses in the energy sector and considers some of the regulatory and competition law issues regularly...
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Produced in partnership with Phillip Ashley, Judith Aldersey-Williams, David Rutherford, and Leontine Mathew of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP 4th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Legal basisThe primary piece of legislation governing the electricity industry in mainland Great Britain (GB) is the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989)...
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Produced in partnership with Lis Blunsdon of Fieldfisher 4th May
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What is the ‘supplier of last resort’?When the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) revokes a supply licence (usually because of insolvency),...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 4th May
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Option 1—contract signed on behalf of a company, where the authorised signatory is an individual Signed by [insert name of...
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STOP PRESS: On 24 December 2020 just one week before IP completion day, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 4th May
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1 Set-off permitted by either party Each party may set off any amount that the other party owes it under this agreement[ or...
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to arbitration'>investment treaty arbitration.Broadly, an investment treaty arbitration involves the...
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Produced in partnership with Joe Tirado, Partner of Garrigues UK LLP and Elisa Vicente, Senior Associate of J&A Garrigues, S. L. P. 4th May
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TitleDirective 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending...
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